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What is it with these assholes?

I can't fucking believe these assholes. Please read this message from the NRDC and go here to take action. You don't have to give money, but with just a few clicks you can make your voice heard.

The Bush Administration has just handed down its long-awaited "License to Kill" rule. It's the equivalent of a death sentence for hundreds of endangered gray wolves in Greater Yellowstone and across the Northern Rockies. We can still force the White House to call off the guns -- before any shots are fired -- but we must move quickly.

All we need is your help.

Millions of Americans have no idea that the Bush Administration is planning to spend our tax dollars to slaughter hundreds of wolves -- while they are still protected under the Endangered Species Act!

But with your help, millions of Americans will know within a matter of days.And thousands of them will go online and urge their members of Congress to unite in opposition to this outrageous attack on an endangered species. At the very same time, our partner organization -- the Natural Resources Defense Council – will be challenging the Bush Administration's cold-blooded plan in federal court. Together, we can block the slaughter -- before it starts -- but only if we act swiftly.

Planes and helicopters, capable of killing entire packs of wolves in seconds, are waiting for the Open Fire order that could come at any time. So please, read the full ad right now and make an emergency online contribution. Help us give America's wolves a fighting chance.

Thank you.

Frances Beinecke
NRDC Action Fund


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 29th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Letter sent. Thanks for posting this.
Jan. 29th, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
There are people in Jackson and surrounding (I live 60 miles south of there...they're the two closest communities to Yellowstone) who drive around with bumper stickers that say things like "Save 100 Elk, Kill a Wolf" and similar. Pisses me off so much I'd love to ram the back of their trucks. (It's always some guy in a truck with a gun rack and other bumper stickers that proclaims that they're a great American, a Republican, that they'd love to wipe their ass on a spotted owl, and that they don't like fat chicks.)

I swear, there are people here who if if they were allowed to hunt and skin people they'd be doing it,they're so crazed to kill anything that moves and hang it up as a trophy.
I have nothing against hunting game animals like deer, elk, or even moose, of which we're knee deep in and need some sort of regulation of population to stay healthy (since we've decimated most of their natural predators, like wolves, coyotes, bear and cougar) for either sport or food, but the only reason some of these people want to hunt wolves is because of some macho shithead idea that hunting a predator makes them some sort of mighty hunter. *insert appropriate caveman grunting here*
Yeah, because hunting down an animal with hi-tech equipment is so tough.

Cougar and bear can already be hunted on very limited licenses. I get extremely tired of all the rants by ranchers and farmers about how dangerous these predators are to live around and so they need to be killed, blah blah blah.
Personally, I think there are some people who just can't stand the idea of any other creature competing with them when it comes to killing things.

Living here for 30 years, I've never heard of a wolf doing anything remotely harmful to a human being. They hunt rodents, the young, old and sickly of various game animals and pretty much keep to themselves. And yet, there are people who talk like wolves are the most dangerous animal on the planet to humans and need to be killed for our protection.
Bears have killed more humans than wolves in the area and the Park itself (along with bison...bison have attacked more tourists than any other animal in Yellowstone), but no one wants to go out and hunt Yogi and Boo-Boo because that's what attracts people to Yellowstone, the chance that they might see a bear.
Jan. 30th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Hear hear!
Jan. 29th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's just... ugh.
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